Volume 1- Issue 1

Approaches to Evaluation of Training and Development in Banks: An Empirical Study
1Bichanga Evans, 2Prof. S. B. Akash

ABSTRACT

This paper was set to examine the approaches to training and development in the banking sector. In line with the assertion made by the literature and the evidences gathered in the process of the study, the following recommendations were made:

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Board Diversity and Financial Performance; Evidence from Kenya Corresponding

Author: Ombaba K. B. Mwengei

ABSTRACT

Received 30th April Accepted 26 May 2016 Using panel data from firms listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange during the period 2004-2014, this paper examines the effect of board diversity and firm performance. Specifically the study investigates the effect of independent directors, board size, gender and financial expertise of directors and firm performance.

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Training and Development Practices in Public and Private Banks: A Comparative Study of
Kenya and India

1 Bichanga Evans, 2 Jared Bogonko

Abstract
This paper was set to examine training and development in the banking sector and reaffirm the investment in training and development. In line with the assertion made by the literature and the evidences gathered in the process of the study, the following recommendations were made.

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Analysis of the Role of Remittances on Poverty Reduction in Kenya
1Kennedy B. Mwengei Ombaba, 2Mutahi Wambui 3Omae Kabuka

Abstract

This paper analyses the role of remittances in poverty reduction in developing world in particular Kenya. Due to globalization there has been great movement of persons from one country to another in search of green pastures. The opening up of the economies leads to increase of immigrants who leave their home countries and stay in the host countries.

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Kenyan Efficiency in Financial Sector after the Financial Crisis

 

              Dr. Isaiah Onsarigo  Miencha  2  Dr. Bichang’a Evans
ABSTRACT
This  study aims  to  find  the  efficiency  of selected Kenyan sample commercial banks.  As  the banking industry is the main  sector  that  contributes significantly to  the  development of the national economy and hence the efficiency of commercial banks  gains significantly. The analysis of  the  study, using   intermediation  approach, reveals the  efficiency  of  Kenyan  commercial banks.

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MEDIA REPRESENTATION: IS IT AN AVENUE FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF
AFRICAN WOMEN?
1 Arogo Phyllis Achieng’, 2 Omuya Jacqueline

ABSTRACT

There has been growing concerns about the fact that African media has failed to commit itself to ensuring that the gender question becomes a standard of measure for press freedom and access to information on the continent. The use of the female body as a mere decoration or as an attention-getting device diminishes women’s self-esteem and ignores other aspects of women’s personality, their human potential and contributions to economic empowerment for development.

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DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY IN THE BOARDROOM: DOES GENDER AFFECT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FIRM REPUTATION IN KENYA

1 Omuya Jackline, 2 Ombaba K. B. Mwengei   3. Nyangenya K. Mary

Abstract

 Board of directors is the decision-making organ in the organization that faces complex tasks pertaining to strategic-issue processing. It comprises of directors from various backgrounds hence face interaction difficulties that can prevent them from fulfilling their tasks. This study, will investigate whether the board diversity influences CSR and firm reputation in Kenya. This will capture the boards’ monitoring and resource provision abilities; and it will be in line with Agency and resource dependency theories.

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ANALYSIS OF MONETARY POLICY, CREDIT MARKET AND LENDING RATES
AMONG COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KENYA
1DR. Omae Kabuka, 2 Joseph Abuga Orayo, 3 Ombaba Mwengei

ABSTRACT
With banks being the major avenue that the CBK relies on to execute monetary policy, the paper sought to investigate whether commercial banks are actually responsive to monetary policy. The study used an Error Correctional Model to estimate a relationship where lending rates were treated as the dependent variable while the independent variables were monetary policy, specifically CBR.

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